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The Invention of Wings



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Author
Kidd, Sue Monk
Descriptors
Abolition
Families
Friendship
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Quakers
Quilts and Quilting
Slavery
Women
Location/Setting:
Charleston, South Carolina
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Time Period:
1800s
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Summary
Sisters Sarah and Angelina "Nina" Grimke are daughters of wealthy plantation owners in Charleston, South Carolina. Abhorring the concept of slavery, the two women reject and shame their family, eventually becoming among the first female abolition activists, feminist speakers and advocates. Hetty "Handful" Grimke and her mother Charlotte were both slaves belonging to the Grimke family. In this fictionalized historical novel, it is Handful, who grows up as Sarah's own slave, who helps inspire Sarah and Nina in their fight to end slavery.
Critique
An engaging and important read that illuminates the story of two lesser-known pioneers in the rights of women and the quest for the abolition of slavery.
ISBN
9780670024780
  iBistro
# of Pages
373
Published
2014
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Reviewer's Initials: CO ED DZ


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